Town of Orangeville

Orangeville, the urban hub of Dufferin County, boasts about half of Dufferin’s residents with a population of approximately 28,000. Orangeville is known for its affordability, beautiful neighbourhoods, excellent infrastructure and safe community. The growing population has stimulated development of retail opportunities across the town with big box stores and small retail alike offering residents of Orangeville and the surrounding areas excellent shopping options. A recent shopping survey revealed an 80% satisfaction rate that shopping needs are being met in Dufferin County, and 83% or respondents (from across Dufferin County) reported shopping in Orangeville when shopping in Dufferin County. As Orangeville and the surrounding areas grow, more retail opportunities will emerge.

Orangeville is home to many of the large manufacturers in Dufferin County including the largest producer of goat cheese in North America, Woolwich Dairy, and a strong cluster of advanced manufacturers making specialty products that are exported across Canada, across the globe and even into space. Orangeville is also home to a vibrant arts and culture scene with roots in music, visual arts and theatre. Orangeville’s downtown core is reminiscent of small town Ontario with a pedestrian friendly median complete with a fountain, landscaped gardens and seating areas and heritage building lining the main street. The local shops offer and eclectic mix of products not found in big cities and are sought out when consumers want to meet the shop proprietor in person. Services are available here too with plenty of health practitioners, financial and professional services, Orangeville meets the needs of its own residents and the surrounding areas. Its close proximity to the Greater Toronto area and Pearson Airport make it a great place to set up a business to enjoy local clients and preserve connections back to the big city.
The Town of Orangeville has plenty to offer your business and for information on their business servicesavailable land and how they support local businesses please visit their business website at For more information on Orangeville visit their website here.




Orangeville is home to many successful businesses including:


Carters Professional Corporation

Carters Professional Corporation is one of the leading law firms in Canada in charity and not-for-profit law and is the largest full-service legal firm in the area. More–>



Fifth Avenue Vet Clinic

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Clinic is Dufferin’s first and only veterinary practice to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).  More–>



Millenium 1

Millenium 1 began operating in Dufferin in 1980 under the name BDP. Since then, the name has changed but their focus remains constant – provide exceptional services and value to our customers. More–>



Orangeville Art Group

The Orangeville Art Group was first established in 1955 by nine women brought together by their art. Today the group counts 85 members among its ranks, offering community and support through workshops and exposure.  More–>



Second Shot

Second Shot looks at a fractured skateboard deck and sees a watch, guitar, or a pair of earrings… and now they are selling bits of broken boards around the world. More–>




Stutz, Brown & Self

Bill Stutz established a law firm in town in 1973 and, after 30 years, wanted to step back a little from the front line. He saw the region growing and flourishing and a bright future for his business. More–>


W&M Edelbrock Centre

Many different organizations weave together to create the social safety net. In Dufferin County, people can find all the help they need in one place. Thanks to the exceptional generosity of Wilhelm and Margarete Edelbrock and the forward thinking of Dufferin County Community Services and the Dufferin County Council. More–>


Woolwich Dairy

It’s a long way from the Azores archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to Dufferin County in Ontario but that’s where you find the roots of the Woolwich Dairy in Orangeville. More–>



A snapshot of data from Orangeville:

2011 Census Profile – Statistics Canada
Population 27,975
Median age of population 37.3 years
% of population ages 15 and over 80.0%
Total private dwellings 10,069
Population density per square kilometre 1791.6
Land area 15.61 km2
Educational Attainment (from 2011 National Household Survey)
Total population 15 years and over 22,380
No certificate, diploma or degree 4,120
High school certificate or equivalent 7,390
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,870
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 5,355
University certificate or diploma or degree 3,245
Labour Force Activity (National Household Survey and Analyst Data)
Employed 14,750
Unemployed 1,200
Not in work force 6,035
Average Earnings $41,613
Primary Occupations (2011 National Household Survey)
Sales and service occupations 4,005
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,695
Business, finance and administration occupations 2,240
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 1,995
Management occupations 1,655
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 1,100
Health occupations 735
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 635
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 300
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 290
Top Employment Industries (by NAICS) (2011 National Household Survey )
31-33 Manufacturing 2,085
44-45 Retail trade 2,030
62 Health care and social assistance 1,390
91 Public administration 1,140
61 Educational services 1,130
72 Accommodation and food services 1,130
23 Construction 1,090
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 1,065
41 Wholesale trade 840
81 Other services (except public administration) 815
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 610
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 600
52 Finance and insurance 510
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 355


Link to Stats Canada Orangeville Data

Link to National Household Survey Orangeville Data